August D. Holocaust testimonies (HVT-2802) interviewed by Gabriella Tyrnauer
- Austria : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
- Interview Date
- July 21, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- August D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2802). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of August D., a Romani, who was born in 1914. He recalls serving in the German military in Braunschweig; discharge in 1938 due to anti-Romani laws; arrest on July 14; transfer from Hannover to Sachsenhausen; slave labor in a Heinkel factory; transfer to Dachau after thirty months; liberation in Czechoslovakia; learning his parents and four siblings had perished in Auschwitz; his desire to forget these experiences and inability to do so; and receiving compensation for seven years in concentration camps at the rate of five marks per day. Mr. D.'s sons and others discuss the current neo-Nazi movement; pernicious and frequent anti-Romani and anti-Jewish threats and violence; lack of government response to their plight; and their affinity for Israel and sense of brotherhood with Jews.